Festivals - SXSW 2023 : Transformers: Rise of the Beasts  a Panel Discussion and an immersive experience

By Mulder, Texas, Austin, Porsche House, 10 march 2023

The festival SXSW is not only a great festival to live but also an important and strategic place to be for the Hollywood main studios. This year Paramount studios have proposed to the public to attend a Panel Discussion at the Porsche House in the presence of Jon Hoeber, Steven Caple Jr., Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, and Tobe Nwigwe but also to live an immersive experience with some Transformers real size.

itw Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback and Tobe Nwigwe

itw Jon Hoeber

itw Lorenzo Di Bonaventura, Steven Caple Jr

Returning to the action and spectacle that made the first Transformers a worldwide phenomenon 14 years ago, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will take audiences on a globe-trotting adventure in the heart of the 1990s. The Maximals, Predacons and Terrorcons will be introduced for the first time as they join the ongoing battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. 

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Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is an American science fiction action film based on Hasbro's Transformers toy line and primarily influenced by the Beast Wars storyline. The film is the seventh installment in the Transformers film series and a sequel to Bumblebee (2018). The film is directed by Steven Caple Jr. from a screenplay by Joby Harold, Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters, Erich Hoeber, and Jon Hoeber. It will star Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Luna Lauren Vélez and Tobe Nwigwe in his film debut, as well the voice talents of Ron Perlman, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Yeoh, Pete Davidson, Liza Koshy, Cristo Fernández, Michaela Jaé Rodriguez, and previous voice actors, Peter Cullen, John DiMaggio and David Sobolov.

Following the critical and commercial success of Bumblebee, Paramount and Hasbro announced a sequel would be happening in early 2019. In November 2020, Caple was hired as director for the film, becoming the first filmmaker of color to direct a live-action Transformers film. By 2021, Ramos and Fishback were cast in the lead human roles, in a first for the franchise having its main leads being actors of color, and details for the film were revealed that summer in a virtual event held by Paramount. Like its predecessor, it is the second Transformers live-action film not to be directed by Michael Bay, who once again serves as producer.

Principal photography began on June 7, 2021, in Los Angeles. Filming also took place in parts of Peru such as Machu Picchu, Cusco, Tarapoto, San Martín Montreal and Brooklyn. On October 20, it was announced that filming had officially wrapped. Jongnic Bontemps will provide the film's score, after previously working with Caple on his directorial debut, The Land. Bontemps is the first person of color to compose for a live-action Transformers film, and the third composer in the series after Steve Jablonsky and Dario Marianelli.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts is scheduled to be released theatrically in the United States on June 9, 2023, by Paramount Pictures. Two sequels are in development.

Synopsis : 
In the year 1994, a pair of human archaeologists from Brooklyn come into an ancient conflict through a globe-trotting adventure with the Autobots that ties in with three factions of the Transformers race: the Maximals, the Predacons and the Terrorcons.

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts
Directed by Steven Caple Jr. 
Produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Tom DeSanto & Don Murphy, Michael Bay, Mark Vahradian, Duncan Henderson
Executive producers : Steven Spielberg, Brian Goldner, David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, Don Granger, Brian Oliver, Bradley J. Fischer, Valerii An
Written by Darnell Metayer, Josh Peters
Based on Beast Wars: Transformers by Larry DiTillio, Bob Forward
Starring Anthony Ramos, Dominique Fishback, Lauren Velez
Cinematography : Lula Carvalho 
Production companies : Skydance Media, New Republic Pictures, Hasbro Films, Entertainment One, Di Bonaventura Pictures, Bay Films
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date : June 9, 2023 (Unted States), June 7, 2023 (France)

Photos : Copyright Rick Kern/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures

(Source : press release)